Low Key Hen Party Ideas for Fun without the Fuss

Today I am delighted to share some great advice from The Hen Planner for all those Brides who want great Hen Party Ideas but without the drama.

These are great for the ladies out there who do not want a wild hen party or even a hen party at all!

Be stylish, be unique, you don’t have to be like the rest of them and you can seriously good time without the usual hen party fuss.


I hand over to Claire….


Pampering Session

Nothing beats a few hours in a gorgeous spa with a relaxing tub, serene surroundings, fluffy robes, mini fruit juice shots and some chill out and chat time in the lounger.

If you book ahead, you can get the spa all to yourselves for a few hours so you can have plenty of time to relax in the whirlpools, saunas and some of the girls can go off for treatments.

Book a special treatment for the bride herself.

Afterwards, if the spa is in a hotel, head to the bar / restaurant for some lunch or snacks.

Have Hot Chocolate if it’s the winter or sit outside with some cocktails or wine if it’s the summer. It’s such a nice session ladies.

All will be relaxed, no fuss and totalling zen-ful afterwards.


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Chilled girls night in

A girls night in is a total fuss free option.

We love adding some personal touches to this and probably make it more fussy but you can go as low key as you want.

You could have it in a nice hotel which could be a bit pricey but if the budget doesn’t stretch to this, you could just have it at home.

Ideally, everyone would stay so you need to clear out the house and free up and create as many beds as you can.

Ideas for a girls night for a hen party could be a movie night with all the best chick flicks on play in the background.

Sit around on cushions with popcorn, naughty snacks, pizza, wine and just have a laugh.

If you have a nice evening in the summer, if you can somehow move your TV to be near a window or door, you can set up the party outside with lots of colourful throws, cushions and blankets.


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The Hen Planner’s Tip…Bring the night to life with some fun party accessories and decorations from The Hen Planner Boutique



Lunch and some shopping is a great, low key hen party option.

To make it a little special for the lady herself, organise some VIP shopping in a department store or her favourite boutique if she has one.

You could all chip in on a voucher so she can buy herself something during the experience and make it even better.

Organise dinner or lunch for afterwards and keep it simple. Low key hen party sorted!


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The Hen Planner’s Tip… We recommend Selfridges, House of Fraser and specialist lingerie boutiques to get the honeymoon essentials sorted.


Crafts and laughs

Getting crafty is a surprisingly fun and fulfilling activity.

You surprise yourself with talents that you never knew you had!

An afternoon of creativity, bubbles, cake and chats makes for a day of laughter and quality time with the girls. We love craftiness in particular when you creating something useful.

Whether it’s learning how to make your own signature scent with perfume making, creating your own master piece head wear for your next wedding or ladies day, jewellery or even chocolate.


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The Hen Planner’s Tip… it’s a really nice touch if you can create something that carries through to the wedding from jars or centrepieces to bunting.

This is something that will make the wedding even more special and give the bride something she can treasure forever.


Classy drinks

This is our favourite. Simple and stylish, we’re happiest having some nice drinks in a cosy and ambient setting.

Book a table, get the girls to dress up and head out for a night in a piano bar or an intimate cocktail bar.

Have a few drinks, take some photos and just have a laugh ladies.


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The Hen Planner’s Tip… the more exclusive and hidden the venue the better. A rooftop or outdoor area is key for the summer.


Thank you so much to Claire for allowing me to share these understated but no less fun hen party ideas for a classier do.

Sometimes a lady needs options to the phallic straws and all the razmatazz.


Image Credits: Spa – Phoenix Bride and Groom,  Night In – The Hen Planner, Shopping – Smitten Personal Shopping,  Crafts – The Hen Planner, Bar – Vintage Cocktail Club, Dublin




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